Posts Tagged ‘useful suffering’

228 – Acidic

When it hurts it may not be the beaker but the contents thereof. What we contain internally is of much greater significance than the container we use to navigate the world of the senses. The Work gets inside us and can really cause some upset.

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227 – Feeling Bad

Two questions that were closely related are answered here. Internal Considering and Identification with the False Personality are sure ways to get into bad states.

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092 – The Point

One good way to know if you got the point is whether or not it hurt. If it didn’t you didn’t. If you only got it once you didn’t.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.